Covid-19's Impact On The Middle East Supply Chains And Policy Suggestions

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Omar Al_kasasbeh , Amro Alzghoul , Khaled Alghraibeh


Even with the unilateral efforts of the Middle East to combat the spread of COVID-19, business sectors were not exempted. The COVID-19 pandemic erupted in early 2020 and significantly affected numerous global industrial chains, resulting in a systemic danger of supply chain failure. This research paper discusses the impacts of the COVID-19 epidemic on the Middle East's supply chain and makes policy recommendations to reduce future losses. The effects include revenue reduction, supply chain being deemed vulnerable, the adaptation by the Middle East countries because of the virus, and opportunities gained. This paper also devises recommendations that encourage businesses to enhance supply chain flexibility. The proposals include establishing supply chain digital platforms and diversifying the supply chain.

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